Production has started in Ireland on period rom-com Mr. Malcolm’s List with Universal Pictures Content Group (UPCG) newly aboard alongside Bleecker Street and new cast members Zawe Ashton, Theo James and Ashley Park.
UPCG has acquired international rights excluding France. Bleecker Street holds US rights and LevelFILM jas acquired Canadian rights.
Previously announced Freida Pinto, Sope Dirisu and Oliver Jackson-Cohen also star in Emma Holly Jones’ debut feature about Julia (Ashton), a scorned woman who enlists her friend Selina (Pinto) to trick the offending eligible bachelor Mr. Malcolm (Dirisu) by appearing to fall for him.
When Henry (James) also courts Selina and Lord Cassidy (Jackson-Cohen) meddles, things get even more complicated. Park will play the role of Gertie.
The film is based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Allain, who adapted the screenplay.
Untitled Entertainment’s Laura Rister, Rebelle Media’s Laura Lewis, Blinder Films’ Katie Holly and Jones are producing. Ingenious Group is funding Mr. Malcolm’s List and there is support from Screen Ireland.